posted on Apr, 21 2017 @ 04:09 PM
a reply to: LesMisanthrope
I think we all can agree that it is not OK to shout "fire" in a crowded theater as a prank. We can agree on that harassment is wrong. We may even
agree on not condoning the use of explicit language in the presence of minor. What we can't agree on is the speeches that may trigger others, and the
action against the speakers.
As I see it, some people get too bent out of shape by words and ideas they don't agree with. In a civilized society, one should be able to express
his or her legitimate feelings without suffering from harassment and violent responses. It is wrong for somebody to go out of his or her way trying
to shut down free speech simply because he or she does not agree.
For example, I should be able to say "I hate the color green" without worrying about losing my job or my customers. If you have a mental issue with
that, feel free to stop talking to me, and stop doing business with me. However, if you go around and harass my employer and my customers, that would
be harassment. You may hold signs walking down the street and protest me being a green hater. Just don't disturb the peace. Don't block traffic.
Don't harass my neighbors. It is also not OK to defame me with lies. It is a poor excuse to justify your hateful actions against me in the name of
love of the green lovers.
The irony is that the ones who think they are the loving and tolerant ones are usually the hateful ones harassing other people.